Photographer's Note

The Southern Delta Aquariids are a meteor shower visible from mid July to mid August each year with peak activity on July 28 or 29 July. The shower originated from the breakup of what are now the Marsden and Kracht Sungrazing comets.

The Delta Aquariids get their name because their radiant appears to lie in the constellation Aquarius, near one of the constellation's brightest stars, Delta Aquarii.

The meteor shower was first observed in 1870 by GL Tupman in the Northern Hemisphere. It is generally agreed that the meteor shower is more impressive in the Southern Hemisphere due to the higher radiant in the sky.

I took this photo at midnight from a lookout in the Blue Mountains, well away from the bright lights of the city. It got to zero degrees and the fog on lens eventually sent me home. The meteor showers were amazing and in the 3 hours I spent here, I witnessed around 50 meteor showers.

14mm Samyang lens
27 seconds
ISO 4000

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